Thursday, August 18, 2005

Disneyland Gets Ass Kicked by Windows Worms

TOTH to DisneyFan for the following:

Disneyland's many computers were reportedly brought low by the Windows worms sweeping the Internet this week, shutting down the cash-registers, employee management system, and Fast Pass dispensers.

Just like everyday at disneyland, a new day consists of resets for most computers. Imagine if you will, a time when nearly every windows 2000 computer at disneyland is attacked by the same worm at the same time.

This really happened, and boy was it a mess for the few first hours. The main ticketing network was down, so everyone's park ticket had to be scanned in manually. Then, should you go and try to get a fastpass with the patched computers, it wouldn't work because you didn't use your ticket for admission today. Or did you? Let's say then you give up fastpass rides and want to get something to eat, horribly the POS systems (that also run on windows 2000) were also non-operational. Okay, fine then. No food. I guess I'll go on a ride. Oh wait, since the Cast Deployment System (known as CDS) runs on windows too, the cast members have absolutely no idea what they should be doing.

This was an amazing day, folks. You should have seen how less crowded and nice everything was (no fastpass); it was just magical for the cast members (who were off early so they could take advantage of the short lines).

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MM

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